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Nov 28 2017 - New Brunswick Athletes at National Cross Country Championships

New Brunswick athletes competed at the National Cross Country championships that were held at Fort Henry in Kingston, ON. This is year 3 of 4 that the championships will be hosted in Kingston and year 3 of 4 that athletes saw the course as a truly challenging XC course.  Race conditions were rainy, muddy, and a cool windswept day.  In true New Brunswick form, tough conditions produced some really great performances.

With Pan Am Cross Country national team implications to both the U20 and Senior Men's and Women's races. Athletes raced to top 6 eligible placing in order to be selected.  Pan Am Cross Country will be hosted in San Salvador, El Salvador February 17th, 2018.

All 3 age categories saw athletes from New Brunswick compete.


Highlights included:

In the U20 category Laura Dickinson from ASEA was 7th in a time of 21:37 for 6km in the Women's race. Laura had an outstanding performance given the tough conditions and the very competitive U20 Women's field. With her finish, Laura is eligible for the U20 Women's Pan Am Cross Country team. On the men's side Brady Graves from SJTC was 15th in 26:02 over 8km in the U20 Men's race.


In the senior competition both genders competed over 10km. On the men's side Matt McNeil finished 34th in 32:37. Sarah Myatt was the top Senior Women from NB in 47th with a time of 39:27. 


Chris Belof , Athletics New Brunswick High performance coach had this to say "On a tough day in Kingston is was great to see such a strong representation from NB athletes.  Laura, Matt and Brady's performances speak to the talent and coaching knowledge that we have here in NB.  Cross Country is a very important part the endurance athletes development, and with that having the great representation that NB did across the genders and age groups was exciting to see. I look forward to those numbers and results growing in the future." 

Other NB finishers included:

Hannah Trites : 86th - 16:05 - Youth women


Jr. Men:

Isaac Cull - 50th - 27:34

Michael Colford - 56th - 27:47

Lars Schwarz - 68th 28:21

Ian Verschoor - 75th - 28:38

Dawson Nancekievill - 79th 28:51

Tyler Adams - 82nd - 29:00

Mitchell Spragg - 85th - 29:10


Grant Handrigan - 85th - 35:11 - Senior men

Nov 26 2017 - ANB awards winners 2017

On Saturday (the 25th), we hosted our annual awards gala to honour all of the hard work of our athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers through the last year.

After a pain staking process by our awards committee, our finalists were named, as many of you would have seen, if not you can see them here:

We recognized Frank Henderson with a lifetime achievement award for his many athletic achievements, but also for overcoming many personal challenges. These making him not only a well-decorated athlete, but also a highly respected human being. He was a 2-time Paralympian and silver medalist in the 4x60m relay in 1972 and Paralympic champion in the men's slalom in 1976.

Last night was the moment we have all waited for with baited breath, who would be named the winners in each category? Well, wait no longer because here they are:

The Bantam female winner was: Erin Vringer. (SJTC, Saint John)

The Bantam male winner was: Micah Landry. (SJTC, Saint John)

The midget female winner was: Shelby MacIsaac. (ASEA, Riverview)

The midget male winner was: Francois Richard. (ASEA, Dieppe)

The Youth female winner was: Kyla Hughes. (ASEA, Cocagne)

The Youth male winner was: Craig Thorne. (SJTC, Saint John)

The Junior female winner was: Laura Dickinson. (ASEA, Miramichi)

The Junior male winner was: Andrew LeBlanc. (FFT, Fredericton)

The Senior female winner was: Genevieve Lalonde. (SRNB, Moncton)

The Senior male winner was: Nick MacMackin. (SJTC, Saint John)

The Masters female winner was: Sharon Peabody. (SJTC, Saint John)

The Masters male winner was: Andy Justason. (FLTC, Fredericton)

The Para winner was: Shayne Dobson. (ASEA, Campbellton )

The U18 women's XC award winner was: Laura Dickinson (ASEA, Miramichi)

The U18 men's XC award winner was: Lars Shwarz (FLTC, Fredericton)

The women's XC award winner was: Sarah Myatt (UNA, Fredericton)

The men's XC award winner was: Brady Graves (SJTC, Saint John)

Team of the year: U23 men’s 4x100m team (Brandon Cleghorn (ASEA, Salisbury), Braden Harrison (FLTC, Fredericton), Tyrell Marin (FLTC Dalhousie), Alexander Williston (ASEA, Miramichi))

The Harold Nicholson volunteer of the year is: Scott Davis. (Fredericton)

The official of the year is: Edgar Vick. (Moncton)

The coach of the year is: Earl Church. (ASEA, Shediac Cape)

The female outstanding athlete awards winner was: Laura Dickinson (ASEA, Miramichi)

The male outstanding athlete awards winner was: Shayne Dobson (ASEA, Campbellton)

Congratulations to all of those who were nominated for all of your hard work and dedication through the last year and beyond, as well to the winners themselves, it is well deserved.

Nov 26 2017 - Konica Minolta SportNB awards

Last night was also when SportNB hosted their awards gala as you know from here:

We had a wonderful group of nominees, and last night we found out who among them were the winners in their respective categories, although the others simply for having reached the finals for the awards were seen as among the best.

Without any further ado, our winners:

Laura Dickinson was the winner of the Female President’s award, which is awarded to a high performing athlete bellow the age of 19. Congratulations Laura!

Veronica Coombes and Max Arsenault were both winners of the Teed Saunders Doyle & Co. Spirit of Sport award, this award is given to athletes who best embodiex the core principles of sport. Congratulations Veronica and Max!

Veronica Combes was also the winner of the Roly McLanahan award, which is award every Canada Games year to the top performing athlete at the Canada Games. Congratulations once again Veronica!

Once again on behalf of ANB I’d like to congratulate, Max, Laura and Veronica on their wins as well as the other nominees on their wonderful years!

Nov 26 2017 - 18th Oromocto Invitational Highlights

Yesterday, Oromocto played host to our first indoor meet of the season! The 18th Gagetown invitation, and over 100 athletes opened their season with a bang!

Amongst these great performances, were those who broke 12 provincial records!

The Highlight of which was certainly Jordan Henri who had his first 60m under the 7s barrier twice! In the prelims he ran a 6.96 and the finals a 6.98, the 6.96 is the new Youth boys’ provincial record. However Jordan’s day doesn’t end there, he also ran a 22.62s in the 200m which bests the youth, junior and U23 records previously held by Scott Hennigar.

Shelby MacIsaac in her first ever 600m race, broke the midget and Youth 600m records with a time of 1:37.78. Desiree Beaulieu broke the 35-39 year old women’s 200m record with a time of 32.35s. Heather LeBlanc broke her own 55-59 year old women’s shot put record with a throw of 7.49m, and the 55-59 year old women's weight throw record with a throw of 7.45m. Yvan Pelletier broke his own 60-64 year old men’s 60m record with a time of 8.83s. Sharon Peabody set a new women’s 55-59 year old women’s High Jump record with a jump of 1.00m. Jarod Manuel broke the junior men's Shot Put record with a put of 14.98m.

Thank you to all of the officials and volunteers who helped us run this meet and to the athletes for showing up and having as many wonderful performances as they did.

Nov 22 2017 - New Brunswick athletes ready for National Cross Country Championships

On November 25th, the Canadian national cross-country championships will take place in Kingston, ON. Runners of all ages will congregate to the historic Fort Henry landmark to mix to face off against the best competitors in the country. Once again, team New Brunswick will be well represented on the course in most age categories, holding even a few medal threats.


The team is lead by Under-20 runner Laura Dickinson. The confirmed powerhouse from Miramichi, NB, will enter the race shooting for the podium, coming off a remarkable summer of competing. The 2017 Pan-American 5000 metre gold medallist and Canada Summer Games runner-up in the 3000m steeplechase will hope to extend her recent success on the roads to the cross-country course.


Sarah Myatt of Fredericton, NB, is expected to contend for a spot in the top 25. The lone senior female competing for New Brunswick is no stranger to national contests. She has represented University of New Brunswick at the CIS/U Sports track and field championship during her varsity career. She is also a multiple time AUS all-star in cross-country.


Hannah Trites will be donning the red and green colors in the youth race. Also hailing from Fredericton, she was the runner up at the 2017 NBIAA high school championship. Trites had also competed in the 800 meters at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, MB, where she finished in 17th place.


On the men’s side, team NB will be led by a well-known duo of Junior athletes: Michael Colford and Brady Graves. The former runs with the University of New Brunswick, and holds a personal best of 8:31 for 3000 meters. The latter is a second year student at the University of Guelph, and holds the New Brunswick outdoor 10 000m record of 31:22. Colford and Graves finished in 8th and 9th in the 1500m at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, respectively, and will look to be competitive in a strong Junior men’s field.

Ian Verschoor, University of New Brunswick’s second finisher at the 2017 AUS cross-country championship (behind Colford) will also be lining up New Brunswick with his varsity teammate, Isaac Cull. Only 18 and originally from Yarmouth, NS, Cull holds a 3000 meter personal best of 9:00. Lars Schwarz, the 2016 & 2017 NBIAA cross-country champion, will keep them on their heels. 

Also competing for the University of New Brunswick are Tyler Adams, Mitchell Spragg, and Dawson Nancekievill.

In the Senior 10km race, Grant Handrigan of Moncton will represent New Brunswick. The former standout at Memorial University is currently a professor at l'université de Moncton. Matt McNeil of Saint John will also compete in the senior race. McNeil has had great success on the cross country courses in recent years and represented Canada at the FISU Cross Country Championships in Italy in 2016.

More information about this event, such as schedule and entry lists may be found following this link:


Best of luck to all of our competitors! Keep making our province proud!

Nov 20 2017 - 18th Annual Gagetown Meet & ANB Awards Gala

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This Saturday (November 25th, 2017) marks the 18th annual Gagetown Track & Field Meet. This will be the first indoor track competition of the season in New Brunswick and will set the tone for the indoor season.

Universities will be well represented by competing athletes from the University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University as well as l’Université de Moncton.

“The Gagetown Meet is always a great way to kick off the beginning of the indoor season in our province,” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. “This is the perfect opportunity for athletes to get into their rhythm and gear up for the indoor season. It is fitting that the meet is hosted on the same day as the ANB Awards Gala and we are fortunate to have access to these facilities,” added LeBlanc.

The meet will commence at 10:30am at CFB Gagetown in Oromocto, NB. There are multiple events taking place, including running, jumping and throwing for all age groups as well as a quadrathlon for younger athletes where they get to experience a variety of track and field events. In previous years there have been athletes as young as 6 years old, all the way up to 86 competing at one of Canada’s best indoor facilities.

The event is open to spectators at no charge.

For more information and to register, please visit:

Following the event, ANB will host its annual Awards Gala where athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers will be awarded for their excellence over the past year. This is a great way to end the day after a competition, with a meal and award presentations. Doors open at 3:30pm and the presentations will begin at 4:00pm. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here:

Nov 5 2017 - Atlantic Cross Country Championships Recap

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On Saturday, Centennial Park in Moncton was host to the Atlantic Cross Country Championships! It showcased some of the best cross country talent from the Atlantic provinces.

The athletes who were 5 and under ran a 500m race, on the girls side Ella Lablanc won with a time of 3:16.93, second was Audree Roy with a time of 3:17.40 and third place went to Leah Friel with a time of 3:18.83. On the boys side Noah Mazerolle was the winner with a time of 2:50.04, second was Kieran Magee with a time of 3:04.29, and third was Vincent Vallee with a time of 3:08.04.


The 6 and 7 year olds ran an 800m race, on the girls side Mia Armstrong was the winner with a time of 4:19.38, second was Taylor-Lynn Brun with a time of 4:25.29, and third place was Annabelle Landry with a time of 4:27.27. On the boys side Matteo Leblanc was the winner with a time of 3:53.08, second was Jerome Drapeau with a time of 3:55.65 and third was Mathis Landry with a time of 3:58.07.


The 8 and 9 year olds ran a 1000m race, on the girls side Abigail Manson was the winner with a time of 4:41.47, second was Emily Thomas with a time of 4:44.19 and third was Myah Trottier with a time of 4:53.52. On the boys side Cameron Maccurdy won with a 4:23.59, second was James Fullerton with a time of 4:27.16 and third was Gavin Reagon with a time of 4:28.06.


The 10 and 11 year olds ran a 1500m race, on the girls side Felicia Mortimer was the winner with a time of 7:04.82, second was Anna Somers with a time of 7:08.37 and third was Tori Allen with a time of 7:11.11. On the boys side Liam Kilfoil won with a time of 6:34.68, second was Alexi Collette with a time of 6:35.62 third was Jonah Young with a time of 6:36.68.


The 12 and 13 year olds ran a 2000m race, on the girls side the winner was Emma Cameron with a time of 7:28.53, second was Cara MacDonald with a time of 7:35.40, third was Jessica White with a time of 7:47.81. On the boys side the winner was Nicholas Harvey with a time of 7:22.88, second was Luke Purdy with a time of 7:25.33 and third was Aaron Partington with a time of 7:37.31.


The 14 and 15 years olds ran a 3500m race, on the girls side the winner was Erin Vringer with a time of 13:20.58, second was Emily Doucet with a time of 13:43.43 and third was Siona Chisholm with a time of 13:44.15. On the boys side the winner was Francois Richard with a time of 12:33.35, second was Oliver Premier wit a time of 12:53.41 and third was Owen Enstrom with a time of 13:03.88.


From there everybody 16 years of age and up ran a 6000m race, on the women's side: the 16-17 year old winner was Tanna Burke with a time of 23:13.80, which was good for 3rd overall. The 18-19 year old winner was Tori Fitzpatrick with a time of 24:04.23, which was good for 5th overall. The 20-34 year old winner was Sacha Hourihan with a time of 22:21.90, which was good for the 1st overall spot.

The 40-44 year old winner was Julie Dupuis with a time of 28:31.30, which was good for 18th overall. On the men's side: the 16-17 year old winner was Jacob Benoit with a time of 19:43.92, which was good for the 1st overall finish.

The 18-19 year old winner was Tyler Adams with a time of 21:44.98, which was good for 5th overall. The 20-34 year old winner was Aaron Sellers with a time of 22:44.79, which was good for 11th overall.

The 35-39 year old winner was Grant Hadrigan with a time of 19:57.28, which was good for 2nd overall. The 40-44 year old winner was Colin McQuade with a time of 23:20.40, which was good for 15th overall.

The 45-49 year old winner was Carol Lepage with a time of 21:59.82, which was good for 6th overall.

The 50-54 year old winner was Dave Harju with a time of 22:41.26, which was good for 10th overall.

The 55-59 year old winner was Eduoard Bourque with a time of 28:45.02 which was good for 28th overall.


Full results available here:


Provincial Results

12-13 years


1- New Brunswick: 7pts

2- Nova Scotia: 22 pts


14-15 years:


1- New Brunswick 9 pts

2- Nova Scotia 35 pts


Open 6km

1-New Brusnwick 22 pts 

2- Nova Scotia 27 pts


Team Results:

12-13 years :

1-      Fast Tracks : 21 pts (1-3-4-6-7)

14-15 years :

1-      ASEA : 17 pts (1-2-3-5-6)

2-      YHZ : 71 pts (10-11-14-17-19)

Open 6km

1-      YHZ : 51 pts (3-4-11-16-17)

2-      Greater Moncton : 52 pts (7-9-10-11-15)

3-      Jackyl’s Avenue : 68 pts (1-6-18-21-22)

4-      Chaleur : 86 pts (14-16-17-19-20)


Congratulations to all of the athletes on their great performances, and thank you to all of the volunteers who made this great event possible.


Photos from the event provided courtesy of Susan Acheson, can be found here:


Complete results can be found here:

Nov 2 2017 - Lalonde, Doucet, Dickinson, LeBlanc , Coombes, Church and Arseneault among Sport NB's Konica Minolta Sport Awards Finalist

Sport New Brunswick announced yesterday the names of the finalists for the annual Konica Minolta Sport Awards, and once again Athletics New Brunswick members are very well represented!  In fact, Athletics as the most nominations of any sport in New Brunswick !


In the Westmont Hospitality Group Female Athlete of the Year category, distance runners Geneviève Lalonde (Moncton) and  marathoner Shelley Doucet (Quispamsis) are both finalists.


Following her incredible season, Laura Dickinson of Miramichi is nominated for Female President’s award.


Wheelchair racing rising star Jacob LeBlanc (Moncton) is a finalist in the males Presidents award category alongside para Thrower Max Arsenault (Rothesay).


Earl Church (Shediac Cape)  is one of the finalists for the Boston Pizza Male Coach of the Year.


Athletics is well represented in the Teed Saunders Doyle & Co Spirit of Sport award with two finalists in Veronica Coombes(Shediac Cape)  and Max Arsenault (Rothesay) i


Congratulations to all finalists!


For Full List of Nominees please go to:


 “Every year the selection committee has a difficult job in narrowing the field of nominees to our finalists; and this year was no different.” said Darcy McKillop, Chief Executive Officer of Sport NB. “With over 60 nominations the quality of nominees in all categories was higher than it has ever been and the voting very close in all categories.  Among our finalists we have athletes of all ages, coaches, officials and volunteers who have been involved at all levels of sport, from grassroots to international competitions.”


The Konica Minolta Sport Awards recognize the accomplishments of New Brunswick’s top athletes, teams, coaches, officials, and volunteers in amateur sport over the past year.   “New Brunswick can be very proud off all the people who were nominated,” said McKillop. “These are the types of people who inspire others to be great and help see the value in sport participation. New Brunswickers can be very proud of these individuals”.


Nominations were submitted by a number of different organizations throughout the Province. Finalists were selected based on their achievements from September 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.  Konica Minolta’s support, as well as the other corporate sponsors - the Westmont Hospitality Group, Boston Pizza, BrunNet, Teed Saunders Doyle & Co and Taylor Printing Group make these awards possible year after year. This year’s awards dinner and ceremony will be held at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre in Saint John on November 25th.  Tickets are available by calling Sport NB at (506)451-1320.

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